The rose is examined in some detail in Pleasures of the Text. Now someone has written a whole book on the subject. http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/the_tls/article7175082.ece
This translation was one of the most influential on English literature.
The most influential man in history? Overstated – but reminds us how much the language owes to him.
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